Today is Columbus Day in the U.S.
Good morning. Here's what you need to know for Monday, Oct. 12, 2015:
It’s the second Monday of October.
Many know today as Columbus Day, but increasingly, some United States citizens know it as Indigenous Peoples Day.
Seattle and Minneapolis have both officially scrapped Columbus Day in an effort to divert attention from a guy historians say enslaved natives and critics say helped kickstart a history of oppression in the Western Hemisphere.
The effort is meant to instead celebrate the people who called America home before Columbus’s arrival.
You can find a lot of online petitions to change the holiday’s name at the federal level, but signs of a national change happening in the near future are scarce.
Keep in mind that since Columbus Day is a federal holiday, you won’t be getting any mail from the USPS today, nor can you mail anything.
Mostly sunny with a high of 78 degrees. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)
F--kRapeCulture held a rally during the weekend. (The Post)
Athens City Council meets tonight. (The Post)
Ever wonder how often people get busted for trespassing at The Ridges? (The Post)
Scores & Game Times
Ohio football crushed Miami during the weekend. Ohio volleyball beat Akron and Buffalo.
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Athens Bar Specials
Pawpurr’s Bar: Half-off drinks from 8-9 p.m.
The Pub: $1.50 domestic pints.
Tony’s: $2.25 well drinks and free peanuts.
Red Brick Tavern: $1 well drinks and domestics from 6-9 p.m.
Courtside Pizza: $5 Bud Lite pitchers from 4-9 p.m.